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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I'm looking to eat healthier meat, so I'm trying to sub the chicken from my diet with frozen cod. I would prefer to eat free-range organic chicken, but it's prohibitively expensive.Basically I'm looking for a fish source that's as healthy (with... (more)

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andrew 0 · September 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I don;t know where you are, but herring, mackerel, dover sole, flounder, plaice, cod, halibut etc are all brilliant and delicious. I don't think it is possible to overeat fish so enjoy! And don't forget to eat some shellfish - super healthy too. (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

What can I do to get rid of toxins?

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thhq 0 · September 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

If your waistline is too large - above 35" for men or 30" for women - metabolic and CV disorders become much more common. Here's a typical population study, and a clinical article: ... (more)

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by 598 · about 13 hours ago

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Berry seeds are fairly difficult to grind, even with a primitive mortar and pestle, but I'm unsure how harmful the toxins would be. Generally, the indigenous peoples of North America ate a very widely varied diet (150+ varieties of... (more)

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by 98 · about 13 hours ago

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · August 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

They are not necessarily unsafe to eat, but some people tend to have a higher sensitivity to nightshades (ie. people with autoimmune conditions). For me, green peppers do not make me feel very good. Indigestion and then they do not get digested... (more)

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by 45 · about 13 hours ago

Hi Guys, I wanted to know if there is ANY chance of beta-carotene from plant sources? I eat about 2 sweet potatoes, plus carrots per day. Everything I've seen on this seems to say there's no problem with this as any excess beta-carotene is... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Look in the mirror. If your nose is turning orange, put down that carrot. As a small child, a family member used to eat so many carrots she'd have this problem.

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by 181 · about 13 hours ago

Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)

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Psyence 0 · August 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM

"With all that being said, I???m not saying that you should never indulge in raw cacao or chocolate." Just don't eat whole chocolate bars every day. "In my personal experience, it does not matter if it is organic processed chocolate, dark... (more)

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by 215 · about 13 hours ago

I made a smoothie and I was going to put vannila extract in but I accidentally put in almond extract made with bitter almond oil, I realized it was almond extract and got most of it out with a spoon before I blended it but there was still a bit in... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 28, 2013 at 4:39 PM

You should probably not take the advice of random internet strangers on this one. Either search google for a reliable source or call poison control. And I'd suggest being conservative here. That is, if some reasonable sounding sources say it's... (more)

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by 161 · about 13 hours ago

I have been trying to shed some pounds of fat, switched up my diet to a more VLC type diet. Anyways cycling performance and hockey performance and sleep has all been great. I got up today, had a bit of green tea and when I tried to do my... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · June 08, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Sounds like you need to up your post-workout carbs. At least give it a shot and see if it helps.

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by 915 · about 13 hours ago

I live in the U.K, i have been filtering our water for about a year & it does taste a lot better, if i have tap water i can taste & smell Chlorine in it. We are a big family of eight & its a bit of a pain in the ass filtering if i'm... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 27, 2013 at 9:23 PM

There are many ways to filter water -- depends on what you want to get rid of. Brita filters are just activated charcoal, they're good at getting organic stuff out of the water but (AFAIK) don't do anything for metals and such. I think the most... (more)

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by 2904 · about 14 hours ago

My favorite show on TV right now is called My Strange Addiction. Screwed up people on the show eat all manners of stuff that nobody should eat like: nail polish, deodorant and plastic cocktail swords. One would think that eating a stick of... (more)

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by 788 · about 14 hours ago

Keep in mind that this question is going off the assumption that PUFA is something to limit. Perfect Health Diet and Ray Peat wrote about this I believe. So, is PUFA the only bad thing about chicken? Assuming this is true then chicken breasts and... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 03, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Nothing wrong with chicken or a bit of PUFA. Just don't live on chicken alone and all is well.

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by 915 · about 14 hours ago

Hey all, im looking at buying some stainless steel tiffin lunch boxes for my children rather than the toxic crap that they have used in the past. I have seen a lot of info from sellers regarding the quality of their steel,(non leaching/nickel... (more)

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barefooter 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I'm not sure about the quality of the steel, but we've been using PlanetBox and we love it! Easy to clean, easy to pack, big enough for kids' lunches, light weight and cool looking :) Check out their website for "quality" information.

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by 571 · about 14 hours ago

I'm having trouble understanding why everyone is pretty cool with eating fish. I dislike any type of fish/seafood, so regardless, I won't be eating it, but I'm very curious. Is mercury really not an issue? What about all the other toxic chemicals... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:15 AM

Selenium protects against mercury toxicity from my understanding. Also, dolphins eat exclusively seafood and are mammals like us but don't get mercury poisoning. The levels of mercury in the ocean are basically naturally occurring and aside from... (more)

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by 2341 · about 14 hours ago

my roomate has the place lit up right now...I feel like i'm slowly suffocating in a box of Fruit Loops.

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MM_4 0 · November 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

The problem is with paraffin wax candles, like some here already mentioned, they give off toxic fumes, south carolina state university (you can find the test results online) has done some tests on it, they found that the carcinogens when burning... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

I have the opportunity to make a presentation for my college class on toxicity. Most likely none of the student know what true health is. I am going to talk to them about toxic house hold products, personal care products, water, medication, food... (more)

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Maria_E_ 0 · November 05, 2012 at 6:51 PM

For me, it was weight loss. After years of toxic eating and horrible eating habits during college, I had gained over 15 kg and was feeling terrible about myself. Little did I know, that all of my GI problems (GERD, Gastritis, gas, etc) and extreme... (more)

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by 78422 · about 14 hours ago

I know that the site and the article hosted there may not look very serious, but let's just omit the form and get straight to the subject: http://www.biblelife.org/carbs.htm What do you think? I'm asking community because I would like to translate... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · October 14, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Carbohydrates are not inherently evil. It's the type of carb that causes problems. This is unscientific propaganda.

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by 158 · about 14 hours ago

I am trying out a modified "Bulletproof Executive" style Intermittent Fast using coffee and coconut oil (about 3 to 4 cups of coffee with 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day until 2pm) followed by a paleo friendly meal around 6pm. I have also... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

It was probably a fluke that just happen to coincide with your fast.

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by 47 · about 14 hours ago

Which one is better in terms of omega 3, toxins, nutrients, price? Wild Alaskan Keta salmon canned with bpa or wild Alaskan Pollock preserved with salt

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Pecan 0 · March 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Pollock and white fish in general are low in fat and omega-3. The canned salmon would be higher in omega-3. However both contain unique nutrients. I would go for the pollock personally, just 'cause I like fresh fish and (like the other person... (more)

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by 4181 · about 14 hours ago

With all the media hype around red meat causing cancer is it fair to assume that the levels of toxins in fish are exaggerated also? I'm trying to get some alternatives to all the meat and eggs I'm eating and I do like fish but somewhere in the... (more)

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Brewster 0 · August 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM

It is real, but probably exaggerated. If you want to reduce the levels then the best thing is to eat fish with less toxins. Basically this means smaller fish, faster growing fish and those lower down the food chain. Sardines are ideal, herring,... (more)

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by 2341 · about 14 hours ago

I work at Wendy's when I come home from college...The more I work the more I freak out about smoke. It's hot, thick, and greasy and I can never take deep breaths because the air is too nasty...probably filled with shitty canola oil, food... (more)

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JJ_5 0 · August 08, 2012 at 7:34 PM

"I can't figure out if I feel like crap because of the crappy air quality or just the fact that I hate the fast food industry with a passion." It's probably a bit of both. I used to work at a Tim Horton's here in Canada. I hated it so much! When... (more)

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by 12677 · about 14 hours ago

Endotoxins (aka lipopolysaccharides) are part of the membrane of gram negative bacteria and they have some toxic effects in the body. I've been hearing a new pro-vegan argument that animal products tend to have more endotoxins than plants and this... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 31, 2012 at 9:27 PM

This is quite a complex question with very limited research behind it. 1) What foods have the greatest content of endotoxins? Based on the very small number of published papers on this subject and the small number of foods tested the foods... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

Has anyone who lost wt slowly ever had (Chelation IV with EDTA in it which "grabs" the metal toxins)a Toxic Metal Urine Test where you do the IV and then collect your urine for 9 hrs and then send to a lab that should reveal the most common metal... (more)

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by 734 · about 14 hours ago

Magnesium Stearate is in about 95% of all supplements and is hard to avoid. It is there to make machines run smoothly and does not improve the quality of the supplement. On the contrary, it seems. There are a number of rumours: Magnesium... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 07, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Can we talk chemistry first? Magnesium stearate is the magnesium salt of stearic acid. Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid. So just based on the chemistry of it all, it's pretty darn safe stuff to ingest. Of course, you could read the Wikipedia... (more)

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by 2379 · about 14 hours ago

Hi hackers, it's obviously not a good thing to eat loads of moldy food. The mycotoxins (such as aflatoxins) seem to damage the liver. But I can't believe our ancestors always had flawless foodstuff. Or maybe some of the stored reserves got a bit... (more)

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Karen 0 · May 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The worst mycotoxins (aflotoxins, ergot alkaloids, etc) are produced by molds that occur on stored grains and legumes. There hasn't been enough time to evolve resistance - these haven't been a substantial part of the human diet for any more than... (more)

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by 2199 · about 14 hours ago

If animals store toxins in their fat, wouldn't eating a high animal/fish fat diet mean eating a high toxin diet? Mercury, dioxin, pcbs, Prozac, estrogen all these things are floating around our environment and are concentrated in the fats of the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 26, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Animals don't store toxins in their fat, fat simply tends to accumulate fat-soluble compounds. Important difference.

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